U.S. Involvement in Latin American Politics

A look at 10 instances of U.S. intervention in countries across the region.

By U.S. News Staff?Feb. 25, 2019
By U.S. News Staff?Feb. 25, 2019, at 7:01 a.m.

July 21, 1954 | Chiquimula, Guatemala | During the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, the U.S.-backed military officer Carlos Castillo Armas replaced democratically elected President Jacobo árbenz Guzman through a covert CIA operation.(Carlos Escudero/AP)


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Bolton Warns Iran Not to Mistake US 'Prudence' for Weakness

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The Latest: Istanbul's Mayor-Elect Cheers Second Victory

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